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Exploring Spain: 7 Activities For Adventure-Seekers

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If you’re an adrenaline junkie seeking your next big, thrilling adventure, Spain is the place to visit.

Spain is jam-packed with exhilarating activities that are guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Let’s dive into this list of 7 activities for adventure-seekers and discover the thrills that Spain has to offer.

Snorkeling In Mallorca

Do you enjoy subtropical underwater adventures? Then snorkeling in Palma de Mallorca is the perfect activity for you.

Get a catamaran rental in Mallorca and venture to snorkeling hotspots such as Cala Llamp or Cala Estellencs. These off-the-beaten-path spots are the perfect places to dive in and explore the famous biodiverse marine life of Mallorca.

Shoals of fish meander around in the deeper waters amongst the hard coral, sea moss, and anenomes. Catch sights of groupers, cuttlefish, barracuda, bream, or monkfish.

In the shallow spots, you may be lucky enough to spot a shy eagle ray.

This is an easy and comfortable experience. Dive with at least 1 other person in the warm, clear water. The visibility is up to 30m since the ocean currents are not strong.

TAKEOFF JetSurf

TAKEOFF, a company specializing in water sports, is located in Barcelona. This is where you sign up for the action-packed water activity, JetSurf.

JetSurf, a brand of deluxe power surfing boards, allows you to surf over stagnant waters on a board with a self-powered engine.

You can sign up for beginner courses to learn to control your board, and practice starting and standing up quickly.

Experienced power surfers can also hone their skills. A lighter board allows for faster speeds (exceeding 30mph) and impressive tricks like turns and jumps.

Adrenaline junkies have given this water sport high praise. So, book accommodation in Barcelona nearby to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun.

Hiking The Caminito Del Rey

Travel by car from Malaga to brave a thrilling (and slightly nerve-wracking) hike from Ardales to Alora.

The Caminito del Rey hike takes you 100 meters (350 feet) above the ground along a 5-mile narrow walkway on the cliff face.

You’ll be able to view captivating cliffs, canyons, and large valleys from this head-spinning aerial walkway.

Individuals who suffer from vertigo should be wary! You may not be able to concentrate on spotting the Griffon Vultures, Egyptian Vultures, Golden Eagles, Wild Boars, and the rare Iberian Ibex.

The Caminito del Rey walkway was built between 1901 and 1905 for the purpose of hydropower for the people of Malaga. Workers were thus able to access the canal below for building and water maintenance.

It was once considered the most dangerous walkway in the world! But adventurers are now kept secure with iron mesh, safety helmets, and extensive guidelines.

Airsoft In Barcelona

Have you heard of the exhilarating military game, Airsoft? Well, Barcelona offers a site for this wonderful team-building activity.

As a team, shoot and eliminate members of the opposing team with mock air weapons called airsoft guns. This thrilling game will test your communication and strategic thinking skills.

Airsoft is similar to paintball. However, the round, plastic projectiles don’t leave splashed paint markings on your victims.

Let loose on your battlefield and practice aiming and tactical training. This is definitely one team-building activity you’ll want to repeat!

Port Aventura Park And Ferrari Land

A theme park is always a fun-packed adventure! Port Aventura and Ferrari Land (a combined program) in Tarragona, Catalonia, have over 40 rides that are suitable for all ages.

The Red Force is Europe’s fastest roller coaster. Get ready to go from 0 to 112 mph in 5 seconds as you descend at an exhilarating 90-degree angle.

Kids can enjoy the smaller Junior Red Force roller coaster – as long as they are 37 inches tall and above.

The Maranello Grand Race (and the Junior Championship for the kids) will be just your cup of tea if you’re there for the Ferraris (or rather go-karts).

Tandem Skydiving In Andalucia

If in Andalucia, near Seville, your adventurous spirit will lead you to Tandem Skydiving.

Skydive Spain gives you the opportunity to skydive from 15,000m altitude off a Spanish-registered plane. The EC-KTC, a twin-turbine Dornier G92, will take you up quickly to fly through the air with an instructor tightly harnessed to you.

All experience levels are welcome and Skydive Spain offers courses and training for beginners.

Don’t worry too much about logistics – eat normally on the day and bring your spectacles, which will be fastened securely to your face with goggles.

As an exciting side note, recently (in November 2022) a new Spanish women’s record was broken with a 22-way formation! Trust these women to know how wonderfully freeing this experience can be.

Off-Road Buggying

And, finally, another lively activity is this 100% off-road buggy adventure in the Ayagaures Valley in southern Gran Canaria.

Take a four-wheel drive in the open countryside across rugged terrain, mountains, and canyons. Riding on the dusty gravel and bumpy road makes this an intense, lively experience for all adrenaline junkies.

There are places at which to sight-see along the route. You can also take photos at these stops, or pay a professional to photograph you.

This off-road buggy adventure has been noted as highly recommendable and well worth the money!

 

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Written by: Bibi Oberije

Bibi Oberije

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My name is Bibi and I'm a 21-year-old female from The Netherlands.
I love travelling the world and experiencing different cities and cultures.
I am currently living in Barcelona and working for Barcelona Home. A very exciting time you could say!

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